heart disease

Research: Processed carbohydrates have negative effect on cholesterol

Study confirms the deleterious effect of processed carbohydrates on cholesterol and blood lipids.

High cholesterol, particularly low-density lipoproteins (LDL), has been established as a major risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). LDL and the risk for CAD worsen with increasing central obesity.  It has also been suspected to worsen with certain dietary influences to include saturated fats and processed carbohydrates such as sugar. The role of processed dietary carbohydrate is quite controversial but is garnering increasing attention in research.   

 

Research: Substantial fat loss may lower risk of heart disease in normal weight individuals

Substantial fat loss reduces inflammatory markers for cardiometabolic disease in normal-weight individuals

I know after reading the title, you are asking yourself the question “How can someone be of normal-weight and safely lose body fat?”  The question is can someone be of normal-weight and still have too much fat and the answer is absolutely “yes”.  If you have a low amount of muscle mass and are very inactive, you will accumulate fat in the midsection and around your organs.  This is called viceral fat or central obesity and the accumulation of fat, especially in visceral area, is consider to be a significant risk factor for several chronic diseases such as diabetes type 2 and heart disease.  

 







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